One More Day to Love
I sing to you mother, earth!
I cherish your milk, rivers.
I have been nourished by your love, airs
I have been schooled through your wisdom, mountains!
I know you are getting older
Someday your knees will fail and your hip will be broken
Someday I will wail the loss of your teeth and removal of your hair
Someday I will sit by your dying bed and share the pain of your cancer
If that is the fate of every creature, mother
Let me share your fate with you
Let me die with you
Let me fade away with you slowly
But just today
I will breathe your morning love again
I want to wander around in your wisdom and swim in your bosom.
Just allow me one more day to be with you!